From a bona fide princess to a lowly grisette on the streets of Paris, we’ve seen Anne Hathaway play a myriad of roles. Yet one thing remains: we swoon when she’s on scree, and secretly wishing upon a star that we could grow up to be like her. It’s safe to say that we love Anne Hathaway a little, and here are five reasons why.
- She didn’t always just act
Before Anne Hathaway shined onscreen, she studied her tail-end off in the library. After graduating high school in her native New Jersey, she pursued an English degree Vassar College in New York and New York University. In fact, she said that going to college was one of the best things she could’ve done. You can say that she got smart before she did the film with Steve Carrell!
- She can actually sing
We know that she’s portraying a central character in one of the year’s highly anticipated films, the musical film Les Misérables, in which it’s famously known for being a sung-through musical. This is where a collective sigh usually takes place, in which we go, “Oh no, another Hollywood starlet trying to prove that she can sing.” But think before you speak! When Hathaway was in high school, she was a member of the All-Eastern U.S. High School Honors Chorus, and even got to perform at Carnegie Hall.
- She chooses her roles carefully
After finishing Brokeback Mountain, Hathaway said that she would be more cautious of the roles she chose from heron out, and more aware of the story she wanted to portray as an actress. We love the respect she has for acting!
- She has a big heart
Nobody can deny the classic beauty that Miss Hathaway possesses, but she’s got a classically big heart to match! She’s helped out numerous charities, including The Creative Coalition, The Step Up Woman’s Network, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, and many more.
- She rocks the Pixie Cut–despite her breakdown
When Hathaway cut off her long flowing locks for her role as Fontine in Les Mis, she admitted she was a bit in shock after doing it. She said she then realized that this was part of being an actress and fully immersing herself in the part. Might we add that she manages to make the typical boyish haircut look uniquely and exquisitely feminine.